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Ruven's 30th Birthday's Fundraiser:

Let's Raise Money for FD Now in Honor of Ruven's 30th Birthday

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Ruven's 30th Birthday

THE STORY:

FD NOW supports research that will drive better treatments and cures for patients with FD.

FD is an abbreviation for Familial Dysautonomia, a rare, life-threatening, genetic, neurologic disease present at birth. To best describe this disorder, consider the clues in its name. Familial means the condition is inherited. Dysautonomia (pronounced "dis-aw-tuh-noh-mee-uh") means a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system controls automatic body functions, such as breathing, digestion and circulation. People with FD have an impaired autonomic nervous system, rendering each breath, swallow and heartbeat undependable and erratic. They are prone to wide swings in blood pressure and to life-threatening autonomic crisis. Those with FD live in unstable, unreliable bodies.

In addition to the detrimental effects of FD on the organs that involuntarily function (e.g., lungs, stomach and heart), FD also impairs a part of the sensory nervous system that controls pain and temperature. Thus, broken bones, burns and frostbite often go undetected.

 For more information about this charity please visit FD Now's website at http://fdnow.org/

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To This Fundraiser

$1,258

MONEY RAISED
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  • Aliza & Ruven Ellberger

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jennifer and Michael Wimpfheimer & Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jacqueline & David Turk

    $50

  • Becky Wolinsky

    $50

  • Lori and Eric Schwartz

    $36

  • Ariella and Josh Berliner

     

  • Tamar and Matt Lowe & family

    $36

  • J&DC; HAAR

    $68

  • askenazi

    $100

  • Vivi Septimus & Seth Greenfield

    $50

  • Aliza & Ben Myers

    $36

  • Jamie's

    $72

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126% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Jamie's

Jamie's

DONATION: $72

4 years ago

Aliza & Ben Myers

Aliza & Ben Myers

DONATION: $36

4 years ago

Vivi Septimus & Seth Greenfield

Vivi Septimus & Seth Greenfield

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

askenazi

askenazi

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

J&DC; HAAR

J&DC; HAAR

DONATION: $68

4 years ago

Tamar and Matt Lowe & family

Tamar and Matt Lowe & family

DONATION: $36

4 years ago

Ariella and Josh Berliner

Ariella and Josh Berliner

4 years ago

Lori and Eric Schwartz

Lori and Eric Schwartz

DONATION: $36

4 years ago

Becky Wolinsky

Becky Wolinsky

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Jacqueline & David Turk

Jacqueline & David Turk

DONATION: $50

4 years ago